America’s First Indoor Snow Tubing Park Headlines New Pigeon Forge Attractions!

Smoky Mountain indoor snow tubing!

The entire family will love the new Smoky Mountain indoor snow tubing attraction! Photo credit: CF Moller.

America’s First Indoor Snow Tubing Park Headlines New Pigeon Forge Attractions!

Pigeon Forge, located in The Great Smoky Mountains, announces an exciting array of new adventures for 2018 that includes year-round snow-tubing at Pigeon Forge Snow, the first indoor snow facility of its kind in the U.S., slated to open this year. What better way to end a sultry, summer day of hiking, shopping or rafting than to step into the 35,000 sq. foot winter wonderland complete with 15 lanes of snow-tubing fun on a fresh powder of real snow. Play areas will accommodate guests who want to build a snowman or participate in a friendly snowball fight. Snow on the slopes does not mean frostbite in this attraction where the indoor climate will remain between 60 and 70 degrees year-round.

Construction is also underway on a 200-foot-tall Mountain Monster which features three separate rides. A drop ride, dive ride and swing will all be part of the fun on this three-in-one thrill ride anchoring the new Tower Shops at Mountain Mile, an 180,000-square-foot retail and entertainment development spanning some 174 acres. The new Mountain Monster was designed by Stan Checketts who is responsible for similar attractions atop the Stratosphere in Las Vegas as well as one of the world’s fastest roller coasters which is located in Japan. Nearby lodging includes Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton, currently under construction.

The new attractions prove exciting additions to perennial Pigeon Forge Favorites like nearby Dollywood whose showstoppers this year include such entertainers as Blind Boys of Alabama, Marshall Tucker Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, the National Dance Company of Siberia, the Flamenco Kings, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, just to name a few. Dollywood’s annual Rock the Smokies event will feature TobyMac and Crowder.

If golf is your game, tee off at the $7 million Crave Golf Club, a brightly colored and highly themed 36-hole course designed in a multilevel facility that covers 18,500 square feet and multiple levels. Each round consists of 19 holes and includes options for indoors, hillside or rooftop courses. Crave (true to the name) also houses a candy shop and a gourmet milkshake bar and is located on the Pigeon forge Parkway.

The new Lumberjack Feud Show, slated to open in late spring, offers audience participation in high-energy athletic competitions performed in an outdoor venue.

Kids and adults alike will marvel at the world’s largest replica of the RMS Titanic built from 56,000 LEGO bricks now on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction, the first location the U.S. this year to feature the replica. Constructed by 10-year-old Brynjar Karl Birgisson from Iceland, the replica measures 25 feet in length. Birgisson, who is autistic and the author of a self-penned book My Autistic X Factor, has become known as LEGO Boy.

 

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